Hi my lovelies!
I know, I know-what an odd choice for a blog title. Well, you’re going to see a lot more of it!
For a long time now I’ve wanted to change the way I look at my life, and the days events that go with it. Every day, in everyone’s lives there’s stresses, worries, and tons of emotions and negativity, that you tend to focus on a lot more than the positive stuff.
For me, suffering from anxiety disorder and depression, those “positive” days, sometimes seem few and far between.
So I’ve decided to start this series of blogs. I won’t say I’ll do them every day, but I’ll try to (that’s as good as it’s getting im afraid).
The purpose, is for me to try and focus a little more on what I’m thankful and grateful for each day, rather than moaning constantly about the negative stuff that’s stuck out more. Also, I’d like to show others, maybe in a similar situation to me, that it really does help, when you have mental health issues, to do things like this. I’m not saying everyone should start a blog about it all, but even just writing it down at home, or saying it to yourself could help!
Today is Tuesday the 17th of January-and today I’m thankful for the following;
I’m full of cold-thanks to my little darlings sharing their lovely germs. Even though I’m poorly, I still had two nursery runs to do today, and general mum/wife related stuff, so medicine today, has been my friend. I do believe it’s a life long friendship that I’ll continue every time I have an illness which coincides with loads things I have to do.
Olivia, not so long ago, started nursery (as you can read about here-Another New Chapter).
She started going in absolutely fine, then a week in decided it wasn’t for her anymore, and, because she’s only three and still thinks she can rule our lives, as well as hers, she dislikes it very much when I still take her in for her sessions!
Nursery staff are very well aware of this, and take her straight away and calm her almost immediately. This for me, and my anxious Mummy brain is an absolute godsend. I know they can deal with her, and that this isn’t forever.
Today was made even better by the fact, an old friend of mine (old as in I’ve known her a while, not old as in age-she’d want me to say that) is now working there, so they both took to each other this morning-making me even more relaxed!
Apple- the makers of the iPad and iPhone
Yes, I went there, and they’re not even sponsoring me to write this!
On a day where I’m spending the majority of my time in bed, but still needing to work and keep in touch with people, these two things have been amazing today. When I’d finished working, I watched films on my iPad, and really, that’s all that needs to be said. They keep my life turning, even from my bed.
And finally-leftover turkey from Christmas
OK, so I’m pulling at straws a little for this one, but the one thing that’s made me feel better today (aside from the drugs) is turkey and vegetable soup. Not just any turkey and vegetable soup-homemade-by-me turkey and vegetable soup. It was made last month, the day after Boxing Day, in my slow cooker, and frozen into 8 batches for the foreseeable future. It’d almost as if I knew there would come a day my body was screaming out for good food, and those batches would serve me well. Thank god for massive turkeys at Christmas that don’t get eaten.
So there you have it-that was me finding the positives in my day when there were so many negatives I could’ve focused on.
Now it’s your turn. Why don’t you think of just one thing (you can do as many as you like but try one first) you’re thankful for today. And, if you fancy it, add it onto here as a comment, or on your social media platforms, tag me in them (look to the right for my social media links), and use the hashtag #MFBthankful.